Posted by Amanda at Varay on Apr 8, 2020 11:45:05 AM

Clock being held in a man’s hands that’s fading as a symbol of wasted time | Varay Managed IT, San Antonio & El Paso No one’s in the office. 

It feels strange. As you walk through the familiar atmosphere to grab essential items, check on physical assets and more, the emptiness is a constant reminder of just how disruptive COVID-19 has become. 

Your team is working from home to keep them safe from the spread, but you didn’t have time to set up a quality remote environment. You just had to get them out of the office. 

And now that the team is spread out, everything from communication to project management to resolving IT issues has become vastly more complicated.

The last thing you need is extra work. Instead, you need someone to help you bear the burden of all this chaos!

Which brings us to the question we have for you today: is it time to work with an IT partner who understands your current business needs? 

An honest look at the costs and benefits of IT outsourcing 

Look, you know we’re an IT managed service provider. We firmly believe that IT outsourcing can be a great way for businesses to save time and money, particularly in light of unforeseen events like COVID-19, but we know that’s not the case for every customer. This post is here so you have a solid understanding of the costs and benefits of IT outsourcing to decide what’s right for your business. 

Costs of IT outsourcing

First, the bad news. The onboarding costs of hiring a managed IT provider can be high, which is what tempts many businesses to use in-house IT solutions in the first place. And without a full-time or part-time on-staff IT member, many companies feel more vulnerable to IT inefficiencies, especially during a time like this.  

Lastly, it takes time to find an IT provider you can trust, which can be as costly of an investment as the onboarding costs. With your team working from home and being inundated with IT issues in isolation, time isn’t a resource to be wasted.

Benefits of IT outsourcing

But now the good news! IT outsourcing can save your company the money you would normally spend on the resources, training, and employment costs of an in-house IT department. It also saves you valuable time, along with the money connected to that time, when you delegate the strategic planning and protection of your business to your IT management company. 

And last but certainly not least, IT outsourcing alleviates stress by professionally handling some of the most essential items on your never-ending to-do list, keeping your business operations smooth during this incredibly unstable time.

Aside from saving on costs, another key benefit of IT outsourcing is that your company has access to a wide range of technical expertise you may not experience in-house. This is especially valuable when unforeseen emergencies (such as COVID-19) occur, as you can rely on a vast team of experts to take care of your company. Lastly, IT outsourcing offers increased security benefits as your managed IT team will be up-to-date on new technology and cybersecurity enhancements. 

What’s right for your business?

If the costs we mentioned aren’t in line with your business needs and goals, then IT outsourcing may not be a good fit. And that’s okay! However, if the benefits we outlined outweigh the costs, IT outsourcing is a very cost-effective solution for your business.

If you want more detailed information to set up  IT outsourcing for your business during COVID-19, contact Varay to get the conversation started. We are here to help!  

Topics: business, IT budget, business insights, finance